NEWS

March 2019

David-Matthew's short play Just Before the Drop will be performed at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia on March 28, 29, and 30 (four shows). This production is being directed by Jaqueline Jones and stars Kaye Weinstein Gary and Andrew Etheredge.

JUST BEFORE THE DROP - WHERE TO PURCHASE
PayHip (digital download)
Production Rights (permission to produce/perform this play)
Free Script Preview
Featured in Limelight: A Collection of Short Plays

February 2019


David-Matthew's short play Taking Off is heading to Spokane, Washington as it was nationally selected for the Fast & Furious Playwright Festival at Spokane Stage Left Theater. Performances are on March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 17 at 2:00 p.m.



David-Matthew's short play Just Before the Drop will be performed at the Firehouse Theatre in Richmond, Virginia on March 28, 29, and 30 (four shows). This production is being directed by Jaqueline Jones and stars Kaye Weinstein Gary and Andrew Etheredge.

December 2018


Monologues from David-Matthew's plays Fractured and A Rum Cake for Rita have been selected for inclusion in The Best Women's Monologues of 2019. The collection will be available early next year from publisher Smith and Kraus and the True Acting Institute.


David-Matthew's screenplay Boxcar was named the Best Drama Screenplay at the Los Angeles Film Awards.

November 2018


David-Matthew was a guest author on the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast, where he talks about his life as a writer and his writing-themed personal essay Like an Airport, featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard. It’s available now at your local bookstore or online.



David-Matthew's new stage play The Truants was named a StoryLine finalist for the Vitruvian Award at the 2018 DaVinci International Film Festival. This is the first award recognition for the play.


David-Matthew's new one-act play The Snack Queens is featured in the brand new issue of Culture Cult Magazine (published in Kolkata, India). The issue can be ordered online here.


David-Matthew's new one-act play Vixen will be presented by One Night Stand Theater as part of their upcoming festival In the Works IV. This production will mark the Denver premiere of the play. Performance will be held at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado on December 14 at 7:00 p.m.

October 2018


The Beautiful Cadaver Project Pittsburgh have selected David-Matthew's poem Subway Stations Atlanta to be included in their upcoming literary collection The Dreamers Anthology: Writing Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr and Anne Frank. The book will be available in February 2019.

David-Matthew's powerful new stage play The Truants won't be available until 2019, but we have a sneak peak for you! Click here to read the first scene of the play.

About the Play: When Marc, Sandi, Ethan, Jana, and Chad decide to cut school and spend the day together hanging out and getting high in Marc’s basement, many truths are revealed that threaten to change their friendship forever.

Love and Detours, a new collection of poetry from David-Matthew Barnes, will be available in 2019. Here's the cover!


April 2018


David-Matthew's poem Blue Lights in Belgium is featured in the Spring 18 Molt issue of Peach Velvet Magazine.

March 2018


David-Matthew's screenplay Baby in the Basement (adapted from his one-act play) has been named a finalist in the category of Best Short Screenplay at the 2018 London Cinematic International Film Festival.

February 2018


David-Matthew's screenplay Baby in the Basement (adapted from his one-act play) has been named a semi-finalist in the Short Screenplay Competition at the 2018 Omaha Film Festival.

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